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KTM/HQV 450/501 Molecule Skid Plate

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Molecule Motorsports skid plates are built locally in the USA right next door to Vanasche Motorsports so it only made since to partner up and offer their premium products right alongside our own.

Cut from UHMW (Ultra High-Molecular Weight Polyethylene) plastic and formed for an exact fit on each bike model to provide the ultimate in protection from rocks, stumps and other obstacles we encounter in technical off road riding conditions. UHMW slides easily over rock when compared to traditional aluminum skid plates and returns to its shape after significant impacts. The unique shape of a Molecule Skid Plate greatly reduces the amount of mud buildup inside the skid plate in muddy conditions, reducing weight gain.

Bracket or no Bracket?

  • KTM EXC/XC-W/XCF-W and Husqvarna FE/TE models from 2017-20 do not require a bracket. These models use the 2 bolts on the lower frame rails to secure Molecule Motorsports skid plates to the frame along with a sturdy hook that engages the cross tube at the back of the engine cradle.
  • KTM SX/XC/SX-F/XC-F and Husqvarna FC/FX/TC/TX models REQUIRE a mounting bracket to install a Molecule Motorsports skid plate because they do not have the 2 bolts on the lower frame rail. During initial installation, bolt everything up loosely, use a piece of tape or Sharpie to mark where the bracket should be, then use the permanent adhesive pads tohold the bracket in place, making it easy to remove and reinstall the skid plate.

MM-SP450500-17 (Skid Plate, no linkage guard, uses OEM mount bolts) --- $117

Fits KTM 450/500 EXC-F, HQV FE 450/501 2017-20

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MM-SP450500-17L (Skid Plate w/Linkage Guard) --- $150

Fits KTM 450/500 EXC-F, HQV FE 450/501 2017-20

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MM-SP450500-17B (Skid Plate, no linkage guard, w/Mounting Bracket) --- $127

Fits KTM SX-F/XC-F 450, HQV 450 FC/FX 2016-20

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MM-SP450500-17BL (Skid Plate w/Linkage Guard and Mounting Bracket) --- $160

Fits KTM SX-F/XC-F 450, HQV 450 FC/FX 2016-20

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Molecule skid plate for 500 exc

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